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Hand Made Excellence.

This case is one of the favorites we have made.  It is a hybrid of some of features from the best casemakers around.   And to top it off the case is hand stitched to finish it which means that it could be made without a line of rivets to close the loop on the exterior.  For this case I chose to combine the scallop design from Instroke, use the Jay Flowers/Justis style of top and strap, add some old world luggage handles (like Murnak uses), and borrowed the pocket style of Dennis Swift for the upper pocket.  For an added twist I designed a case length inlay of an exceptional Sheridan Carving.  The leather for the main body is luxurious oil tan. The inlay is vegetable tanned cowhide.  I am very proud of this case as it represents our artistry, craftsmanship, flexibility and adaptability.  

The case is a 2x4 for 2 butts and 4 shafts.  This case features the new JB light weight interior.  The leather covers a hard shell that is fully lined and specially built to work just like an Instroke tube case.  But it's 2lbs lighter.  It is a fully lined tube case with all the protective features that come with the tube cases I build.  Moisture resistant super soft liner that won't wear out, foam rubber to protect against impact, industrial strength rivets at the stress points, a heavy duty closure, and spring loaded cavities.  The leather is treated to resist soiling and liquids. It is signed "John Barton  09-2007 1 of 1"

This case is sold. Please contact me at to inquire about it or one like it.  The price is $750 and includes insured shipping to any place on Earth that a truck can get to.  Whether you are interested in purchasing this case or just like to browse fine work I thank you for visiting and spending some time with us.   

Hand Made:  The front of the case is hand stitched.  
The pockets are attached to the front of the case with hand sewn stitches.  
There is no other way to make this type of case other than to finish it by patient hand stitching.

Notice the rolled grip.  It fits the hand nicely and provides a firm bond with the great feel of the leather.

Look at the depth of carving.

This shows how wonderful this leather is.  In the picture below I have deliberately scratched the surface on the front of the case.  In the picture below that the scratch is magically gone. Instant Photoshop for scratches.  
This works because the leather has a high oil content that permeates the surface making it pliable.  
Because of this scratches and stains can be pretty much rubbed out.

Scratch On

Scratch Off

The interior has a little chalk on it from my cues.  I get to take each case out and show it off.  My perk as the maker :-)
This interior is the nuts, to use a pool term for those who don't know.  That means it's the best.  Why? Well it's lighter for one thing but that is not enough.  It protects from impact, some temperature change, abrasion, and accidental removal.  
The parts are kept seperate and secure.

And that is the end of the pictures for the Rolls Royce case. Thank you for looking.

- John Barton